Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I really need hand wraps?
Yes. This is required for all striking classes. It's for your own protection and our insurance requires it. There are available at the front desk for $10. You can also bring your own but they should be full 180" professional style wraps, quick wraps, or hand protection cleared by your instructor. Here is a fantastic guide for learning to wrap your hands.
Hand wrapping guide
Q: But I'm a total beginner, which classes should I go to?
Boxing Orientation Class is the ideal starting place for a jump-start to evolving your skills! If you can't make it to an Orientation class, you may come to a beginner's class however please be sure to arrive at least 20 minutes early to fill out paperwork and get your hands wrapped. You will need to attend multiple beginner's classes if you are unable to attend an Orientation class.
Q: Can I come in and hit bags outside of classes?
Open Gym is included with Membership! We have great deal of open gym slots throughout the week. 7AM - 10 PM. During class time, the bags are needed for students so we encourage self-guided practice around class schedule if possible. Please note Open Gym is for Member's Only - no drop-ins or punch card holders.
Q: Is there sparring? How do I get into that?
Check the schedule and sign up! Mouth guards are required and are available at the front desk for $10. Headgear and gloves can be borrowed from our training gear, however we HIGHLY recommend getting your own fitted headgear if you intend to spar regularly! Also there is open sparring on Saturdays if you are from another gym.
Q: But I'm a just looking for a workout, why should I consider boxing?
Boxing is an addicting workout you won't quickly become bored with! This type of mentally challenging training has depth and you're never going to master it a couple times a week. Boxing is a life skill.
Another great reason is our classes can be an excellent way of meeting new people with similar interests and developing a community that will motivate you to keep training.
Q: What's the best boxing quote by a Nobel Prize Winner?
"I did not enjoy the violence of boxing so much as the science of it. I was intrigued by how one moved one's body to protect oneself, how one used a strategy both to attack and retreat, how one paced oneself over a match.
Boxing is egalitarian. In the ring, rank, age, color, and wealth are irrelevant. I never did any real fighting after I entered politics. My main interest was in training; I found the rigorous exercise to be an excellent outlet for tension and stress.
After a strenuous workout, I felt both mentally and physically lighter. It was a way of losing myself in something that was not the struggle. After an evening's workout I would wake up the next morning feeling strong and refreshed, ready to take up the fight again."
- Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom
Q: What's the second best boxing quote by a Nobel Prize Winner?
“There is one regret that I have had all my life – that I never became the heavy weight boxing champion of the world.”
- Nelson Mandela